We believe in giving back control to home and business owners by helping them save real money and mitigate the impact of climate change.
Helping Our Customers
We believe that anyone who wants solar should be able to make the transition. That’s why we make the process simple, providing front to back solutions that give back control and reduce energy costs.
Benefiting the Environment
Climate change is real and the sooner we transition to a renewable-based energy economy, the lesser the environmental impact. We fully integrate technology to help our costumers achieve their energy reducing lifestyle.
We have a Founding and Management team with over 45 years experience in the industry, encompassing all aspects of the business. We take pride in the work we do and work tirelessly to help our customer achieve their own energy goals.
Mike Kirby is a seasoned solar strategist with over ten years of industry experience encompassing leadership roles in both operations and sales. As Lumina Solar’s President, Mike understands the importance of delivering unparalleled value to customers.
Prior to his current role, Mike gained significant managerial experience working for a national solar installation company, establishing himself as one of the company’s top representatives before eventually managing the entire MD/DC region. Under Mike’s leadership, his team quickly became the organization’s top-performing territory.
Recognizing that solar is the way of the future, Mike became motivated to better serve and deliver more value to customers. With this in mind, Mike helped assemble Lumina Solar’s Founding and Management Team in early 2018. With 45 years of combined experience, Lumina’s Founding and Management Team aims to build the next generation solar company that will deliver cutting-edge energy solutions and provide unprecedented value to the customer.
Mike holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Delaware. In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Sarah, hanging with their sons Benny, and newborn Joseph.
Colin Gload is a successful, results-driven manager with ten years of professional experience in sales, operations, and strategy. He is a self-motivated change agent who values service to the customer, a strong work ethic, and new challenges. As Lumina Solar’s VP of Sales and Co-founder, Colin is the key driver behind the organization’s mission to provide customers with the industry’s most reliable and cost-effective solar energy solutions.
Before Lumina, Colin successfully developed a residential solar company and was key in establishing marketing approaches, innovative financing channels, and budgeting. From there he worked for a national solar installation company, increasing his solar expertise by becoming the #1 solar consultant in the nation. Colin was able to work alongside company leadership to implement best practices for employee training, customer experience, and service. To recognize his success, Colin was awarded the Maryland MVP and Rising Star awards and was later inducted into the company’s prestigious President’s Club. Colin is excited to leverage this past experience to implement lean and efficient processes for Lumina to maximize the overall customer experience.
Colin holds a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and has also received a NABCEP Technical Sales Certification. He is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys paddle boarding, kite surfing, traveling, and catching some rays at the beach with his wife, Brittany, their son Brody, and dog Penny.
Joe Rice is a seasoned solar veteran with over 10+ years of operational management experience. Prior to Lumina, Joe co-founded Fusion Solar Services, which was acquired by Lumina in 2019, and he now serves as Lumina Solar’s VP of Operations and member of the Board of Directors.
Joe Rice’s solar resume includes project management, incentives management, and operational leadership. Leading Lumina’s operations team, Joe is responsible for developing Lumina’s operational strategies while managing overall project execution and quality.
Joe has a deep background in construction and contracting having operated a commercial contracting firm for over 15 years. Prior to contracting, Joe spent 16 years in the technology industry working for several Fortune 100 companies.
Yasi Jiang works as Lumina’s VP of Finance. In this role, she manages financial planning, risk management, record-keeping, and financial reporting in order to ensure long term sustainability and company profitability.
Previously Ms. Jiang worked at the Royal Bank of Canada, where she focused on tax accounting and optimization for the firm's US operations. Earlier in her career, Ms. Jiang was at Baker Tilly, where she specialized in tax compliance and planning work for clients in the technology, retail, and financial services sectors.
Ms. Jiang graduated with a BS degree from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She is an avid golfer and was part of the women’s golf league in Zhuzhou, China.
Jessica Diday is a human resource professional with over 15 years' experience supporting government contracting, nonprofits, and the private sector. Jessica was provided the benefit of hybrid roles where she obtained experience in HR policy, recruiting, marketing, business development, and BPI/BPR facilitation. Diversity and inclusion are important to her and she supports organizations that understand the importance of maintaining those best practices.
As Lumina's Human Resources Director, she is responsible for assisting the executive team with creating and updating policies, managing all processes related to recruiting, offer letters, pre-hire vetting, new hire onboarding, health care enrollment, employee engagement, 401k transition, surveys, termination, and state compliance reporting.
Prior to this role, Jessica was an independent HR SME consulting for government contractors who needed to develop internal HR documentation in order to mitigate risk and create more efficient processes. Jessica wrote Affirmative Action Plans, SOPs, assisted with applicant tracking, and ensured correct reports were completed for the Department of Labor.
Jessica holds a BA in Organizational Behavior from Rollins College, a certificate in client assessment training from DOEA, and will complete her MBA from Virginia Wesleyan University and the SHRM SCP in 2021. Jessica enjoys hiking with her husband, gardening, writing children's stories, and restoring her 1800's farmhouse.
Nhi Nguyen serves as a Lumina’s Staff Accountant. In her current role, Nhi is responsible for recordkeeping and assisting the Director of Finance. Her goal is to ensure that Lumina accomplishes both short-term and long-term financial strategies.
Nhi started her accounting career at an engineering firm where she was responsible for project billing and records management.
Nhi graduated with a BS degree from the Danang University of Economics in Vietnam and is currently seeking her Master of Accounting and Business Advisory Services at Towson University. She will graduate in December 2020 with her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.
Nhi is a travel enthusiast and loves taking on new challenges.
Yanjing is an experienced financial analyst with 4 years of working experience in doing financial analytics and accounting. As Lumina's financial analyst, her responsibilities include, preparing monthly financial presentations & financial statements, developing financial models and forecasts, and preparing monthly commission reports to develop commission policies that drive sales and improve profitability.
Prior to this role, Yanjing worked for MUFG bank accounting department for three years and established the procedure for accounting reports.
Yanjing holds an MS in Business Analytics from UMD. When not working, Yanjing likes exploring new restaurants in town with her friends.
As Staff Accountant, Santosh is responsible for recordkeeping and assisting the VP of Finance. His goal is to ensure that Lumina complies with all the accounting standards in recording and reporting; and accomplishes both short-term and long-term financial strategies.
Prior to this role, Santosh worked as a manager in a leading food service business. His leadership at the business was significant in creating and managing teams in the business offering best service to its customers.
Santosh holds MS in Accounting and Finance from UMGC. He likes spending time with his family and hiking in free time.
Erin McGaunn is an experienced solar operation professional and brings almost a decade of Solar experience working in residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar. As Lumina’s Director of Operations, she has comprehensive leadership responsibility for areas including EPC, quality and reliability, supply chain, and product management.
Prior to her current role, Erin gained significant managerial experience working for a national solar installation company. Under Erin’s leadership, the operations teams were efficiently and effectively installing 55+ projects monthly, becoming the company’s best operations department.
She enjoys spending time with her husband, Justin, and dog, Cooper. If the weather is nice, Erin is out exploring the many hiking trails in the region.holds a BS in Environmental Management from UMGC and an AA in Restaurant Management from BIC.
Dustin Hamman serves as Lumina’s Maryland Install Manager and has been in the solar industry since 2011. He began his career as an installer and quickly worked his way up to Operations Manager at a national solar company prior to joining the Lumina team. As Lumina’s Install Manager, Dustin is responsible for managing the hiring, training, and oversight of all installers.
Dustin’s experience gives him a unique insight into the entire installation process. Having been in the solar industry for almost a decade, he knows all of the ins and outs of what it takes to properly manage a company’s install flow. He enjoys the team atmosphere at Lumina and is passionate about working for a company that is making a difference. As Install Manager, he enjoys having the opportunity to help others shape and advance their careers.
Outside of work, Dustin can either be seen riding motorcycles or anything with a board – surfing in the summer and snowboarding in the winter, with skating in the mix as well. He is an avid traveler and is looking forward to his trip to Spain later this year.
Cory Hay is the Installation Manager for Lumina Solar’s Pennsylvania branch. He started his career with an electrical background and transitioned into the solar industry in 2010. Over the last ten years, he has experience with the entire installation process of a solar system working on residential and commercial projects. Along with his experience, Cory’s knack for leadership made him a perfect fit for a management role at Lumina Solar.
As Lumina's Installation Manager in Pennsylvania, Cory is responsible for the installation teams’ success. He ensures that production is running smoothly and that we are constantly improving our processes. Our main goal is to perform quality work, and Cory ensures that all of our standards for quality, safety, and efficiency are met.
Outside of work, Cory loves spending time outdoors with his wife, Amanda, and kids, Jett & Link. He enjoys riding dirt bikes and learning about nature.
Mark brings a range of experience to Lumina solar, with 9 + years of experience in solar, and commercial and residential roofing. He’s a passionate and willing member of the team and excited to offer his best to Lumina and its customers.
Having held several positions within the solar and roofing industry, his experience ranges from Human Services, Roofing Business Owner, Solar Installer, Solar Project Manager, Solar Quality Control Foreman, and more. With integrity as his guide and attention to detail his goal, he currently serves as Lumina Solar’s Senior Site Surveyor. Mark loves meeting and serving new customers and training new employees.
Mark is a Theology major, holding his Bachelor of Science from Davis College. Mark enjoys spending his free time with his wife Ariann, kids, church, and friends.
Aaron Williams has been in the solar industry since 2008. He has done it all – surveys, installs, designs, permits, and all other documentation necessary to complete a solar project. At Lumina, Aaron serves as the Permit and Inspection Coordinator and is responsible for reviewing design plans and obtaining permits.
Aaron began his career as an installer and quickly began taking on a wide range of roles. His project management experience allows him to effectively manage all of the moving parts and communicate with the proper stakeholders at each stage of the project. He also has extensive experience handling interconnections, grants, and Maryland Energy Administration paperwork.
Outside of solar, Aaron has also worked trade shows as a carpenter. He enjoys wildlife and is a talented nature photographer.
Mark began his solar career in October of 2018. As Lumina's Maintenance Manager he manages the relationship between the company and their numerous service partners as well as directly working with customers to address their solar servicing needs. He had no prior solar experience but was motivated to join the impactful and thriving renewable energy industry.
Prior to his current role, Mark spent over a decade in the television industry working for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. At MASN he helped grow the Marketing & Promotions department where he coordinated and executed dozens of Emmy award-winning commercial shoots.
Mark holds a BS in Exercise Science & Sports Studies from Rutgers University. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife, Kirstin, and their twin daughters, Harper and Ellie, whom he hopes to begin coaching in soccer soon. He is an avid fan of the Knicks, Giants, Orioles, Seton Hall Pirates, and Juventus F.C.. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and brewing beer.
Bryan Teodoro is a Site Surveyor with over five years of experience in the solar industry. He has conducted over 1,500 physical surveys on residential properties.
Prior to working at Lumina, Bryan worked at Tesla as an Installer and Site Surveyor and was rated one of the Top 5 Surveyors in the nation in terms of volume and 100% accuracy.
Bryan served in the U.S. Air Force as a Civil Engineer where he received comprehensive training in all aspects of building construction, leadership, and attention to detail. Through his time spent serving our country, Bryan learned the importance of leadership and taking care of others. He has a deep passion for delivering exceptional customer service, problem-solving, and pursuing innovation.
Bryan’s interests outside of Lumina include health, fitness, and working on performance cars. He also enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Geena, and daughter, America.
Cory Maccherone is Site Surveyor and Maintenance technician for Lumina Solar. He has a decade of experience in the solar industry, getting his start as an installer. Cory’s natural ability to lead others earned him managerial experience for solar installation. He oversaw projects and managed teams of installers, ensuring quality work from start to finish.
Cory is the swiss army of knife of Lumina Solar, having experience with project management, installation, surveying, and management for both residential and commercial solar. His variety of experience gives him unique insight to the solar process and makes him a valuable member of the team.
Outside of work, Cory enjoys spending time with his family. He loves traveling and exploring new places with them.
Nicholas has played a variety of warehouse management roles over the past couple of years, quickly learning and honing his craft. Although he’s spent most of his career in Baltimore, he also spent time in New Orleans working for the St. Bernard Project, a non-profit disaster relief organization. While working for the St. Bernard Project, Nicholas was able to collaborate with successful companies like Toyota, Home Depot, and UPS, further strengthening his expertise in supply chain and logistics management.
Nicholas is excited to join the Lumina team, where he’ll be able to continually challenge himself and gain valuable hands-on experience. When not working, he enjoys spending his time at the movies, collecting records, and watching movies at home with his fiancée and cat. Although he’s an admitted homebody, Nick and his fiancée have recently taken up hiking and look forward to experiencing all of the local trails Maryland has to offer.
Erika Murray works closely with our customers to schedule their solar panel installations and inspections, ensure all systems are working properly, and provide great customer service. As the Operations Coordinator, she also oversees the interconnection and incentive application process to keep project timelines as short as possible.
Prior to accepting this position, she obtained her Master of Science in Sustainable Energy from Eastern Illinois University after completing her Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University. Having had multiple internship experiences in various energy-related industries, Erika knew she wanted to establish herself in the solar business.
She enjoys helping customers save money on energy all while saving the environment too. In her free time, she can be found exploring Baltimore or going on a hike.
Marykate is Lumina Solar's project administrator! In this role, she submits all documentation from interconnection applications to the various incentive contracts so our customers can sit back and relax during their solar installation process!
After earning a BA degree from St. Mary's College of Maryland in Environmental Studies and Anthropology, she gained experience at an environmental consulting firm to improve sustainability programs of facilities throughout the northeast region. Her interest in an individual's environmental practices has now lead her to the solar industry!
When she's not helping our customers go solar, she enjoys drawing, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.
Brooke is an experienced sustainability consultant and is eager to enhance her role in the renewable energy industry. As Lumina's Project Administrator, she leads Maryland interconnections and solar financial incentives.
Prior to her current role, Brooke gained experience working for an Environmental Consulting firm in the Baltimore/D.C. area to improve sustainable programs within healthcare facilities.
Brooke holds a BS in Biology from Mount St. Mary's University with a focus in Environmental Science and Psychology. When she's not helping her customers go solar, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, and DIY projects.
Jeremiah Geib is a NABCEP Certified Solar Installer and Master Electrician holding licenses in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. A solar industry veteran with over 10 years of experience, Jeremiah co-founded Fusion Solar Services and served as the director of all field operations until the 2019 Lumina acquisition.
In his current role, Jeremiah is the head of electrical and structural engineering, and also safety and quality control. He has reviewed and designed thousands of projects as well as built solar standards manuals and training videos outlining best practices and incorporating them into actual project implementation.
Dan Cramer serves as Lumina’s Electrical Reviewer. In this role, Dan oversees all projects to ensure they meet electrical code and are properly designed. Dan is another one of Lumina’s 10-year solar vets, having got his start in solar in 2010 as an electrician, and then working his way to doing electrical engineering in 2014.
Dan is excited about the future growth of the industry, and his role at Lumina. Dan lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two kids, and in his spare time, he plays hockey and coaches the Pottstown Penguins, a hockey team.
David Brook is an Energy Engineer with over five years’ experience specializing in the survey, design, and management of solar photovoltaic systems for residential and commercial customers. As Lumina’s Senior Solar Designer and Engineer, David is responsible for the final design and feasibility of all projects prior to installation.
Prior to joining Lumina, David gained hands-on experience with solar as a site surveyor and system designer for a national leading solar installation company. There, David quickly climbed the ranks to become a Solar Engineer and was soon the go-to person for designing and reviewing projects within the company. With an eye for detail and a tenacity for efficiency, David was able to successfully improve the overall quality and speed of the design and permitting processes. David’s crowning achievement was the smooth and successful installation of two 10MW solar farms.
David holds a B.S. in Energy Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and is recently married to his wife, Susan. David enjoys learning about the latest consumer gadgets and participating in pub trivia with his friends.
Melissa Damm is an experienced solar designer and electrician who brings 3 years of experience designing the electrical layouts for residential systems and 12 years of experience with residential electrical work. As a part of Lumina's design team, she is responsible for safe, accurate, reliable, and quality designs for our install crews to work with. As well as making sure the existing electrical equipment is safe and appropriate to tie into.
Prior to this role, she gained significant design experience working for a national solar company and electrical experience working for well-established electrical contractors.
She has obtained an OSHA 10 card and Heart saver First Aid CPR AED Certification. She enjoys spending time with her significant other, daughter, and 2 cats. When it's nice outside she can be found hiking, fishing, and camping. When confined to the indoors she enjoys playing video games, watching movies, and cooking.
Santo Alimo is the Quality Control and Safety Manager at Lumina. He trains new install teams, evaluates them, and ensures that the installation process goes off without a hitch. He tests new technology and materials and instructs our install teams on how to use new equipment. Santo is also responsible for reviewing jobs after installation and ensuring that everything was done correctly. He follows up with our customers to ensure that they are happy at project completion.
Santo began his career in the solar industry as an installer and quickly became a lead on his installer team and continued in that role for nine years.
Santo brings a wide range of experience in the solar field to Lumina. He has done commercial, residential, quality control, and maintenance work. We consider Santo to be the best solar installer on the East Coast and his leadership acumen and skillset allow him to effectively mentor younger install teams.
Santo has worked with most of the current Lumina employees for a while now, which has resulted in great team chemistry and company culture. He enjoys working for a fast-growing company in a fast-growing industry. On his days off, Santo enjoys playing and watching sports and spending time with his wife. He is also a musician who plays the piano, guitar, and drums.
Joe Merritt is the Electrical Manager at Lumina Solar. He hires, trains, and oversees all electricians and all electrical operations. Joe graduated from the electrical program at Pennco Tech Vocational College in 2007 with his electrical certification and awards for outstanding achievement in commercial and residential wiring. He has been working in the solar industry ever since, with jobs as a commercial electrician, industrial electrician, and construction manager.
Joe has worked with most of the Lumina team for his whole career and is proud of the team chemistry they’ve developed over the years. He enjoys utilizing the lessons he learned from his education and past work experience to improve Lumina’s electrical operations and procedures. He takes tremendous pride in his work and feels accomplished seeing a project through from start to finish.
Outside of work, Joe spends his time with his wife and kids. He enjoys traveling, cooking, and watching Philadelphia sports teams.
Ryan Farrell brings a diverse managerial skillset to Lumina Solar’s Founding and Management Team that includes proficiencies in contract management, relationship management, and process improvement.
Prior to joining Lumina, Ryan spent four years negotiating high-dollar research and development contracts for a large government agency. During his time with the government, Ryan worked to develop relationships to help bridge gaps between internal needs and external contractor demands. His team-oriented approach and excellent interpersonal communication skills allow him to effectively manage teams of any size. While working in finance for a major U.S. bank, Ryan served as a Director and was responsible for leading the customer relations team. Ryan was integral to implementing a Lean Six Sigma program and achieved the team’s goal of driving efficiencies, removing wasteful redundancies, and increasing overall employee capacity.
Ryan hopes to use his significant quality management and process improvement experience to help Lumina grow in an efficient and sustainable way. Truly passionate about the environment.
Ryan holds a BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University. He enjoys exploring the local Baltimore food scene with his wife, Lauren, son Ethan, and spending time with his dog and two cats. If the weather is nice and his calendar is free, Ryan can be found working on straightening out his slice on the golf course.
Mark Manthy has over 10 years of combined sales, development, and project management experience within the solar industry. He has developed and managed complex solar projects in difficult markets including Washington, DC and New York City including the development and installation of the first commercial CREF in Washington, DC. Mr. Manthy leads Lumina Solar’s commercial solar development and sales efforts, working directly with business owners, non-profits, affordable housing communities, utilities, and local/state/federal governments. In addition to project development, Mark manages closed projects from contract signing to PTO and leads market expansion via incentive, utility, and regulatory analysis.
Mark began his solar career with MD based startup Astrum Solar, building it to one of the East Coast’s largest solar installers and acquisition by Centrica (formerly Direct Energy). Mark holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a BS in Marketing from Boston College.
Mr. Stahl’s father has been an electrician since 1975 so naturally, the electrical industry is in his blood. He began his career in the electrical industry at Local Union #24 in 2004 and transitioned to solar in 2013 with Astrum solar. Mr. Stahl served as Astrum’s lead electrician before being promoted to electrical design and project management in 2015. In 2017 Steve moved to New Columbia where he supervised all aspects of project execution including superintendent work, construction management, and project management. Steve leads Lumina Solar’s Commercial Operations team and is involved in every stage of the project, from development to construction to post-interconnection.
Mr. Stahl is NABCEP certified and has been approved for his MD Master electrical license.
Robert Gill is an accomplished marketer with over 15 years’ experience in building and developing marketing teams and strategies in real estate, home improvement, and hospitality. Well-versed in multiple programming languages, software platforms, and analytic tools, Robb brings a honed set of skills to Lumina Solar.
As the Director of Marketing, he takes ownership of customer acquisitions, brand management, and the overall digital persona of Lumina Solar. His team is tasked with scheduling initial customer appointments, quarterly and annual reporting, and most importantly the Lumina Solar brand.
Prior to his role with Lumina Solar, Robb was a successful freelancer who developed and built marketing programs for over 200 companies nationwide. He managed website redesigns, brand launches, wrote digital content, and developed automated CRM technology for a multitude of customers. Highly analytical in nature, and creative in design, he stresses that every day he should; learn something, teach something, and have something to look forward to.
Robert holds a BA in Research Communication Studies from the University of Maryland, an MBA with a Marketing concentration from the University of Maryland. A USMC veteran, he also holds dozens of certifications including Google Ads, Analytics, Search Console, Facebook Ads, and HubSpot as well as many others.
He lives in Bel Air with his wife and their four children, he enjoys reading, woodworking, and the outdoors as well as working on writing and publishing his second novel.
Riley Sullivan is Lumina Solar’s Inside Sales Manager. In this role, he helps the team improve marketing strategies, streamline the customer acquisition process, and secure new business. Riley is often the first point of contact at Lumina Solar and works hard to ensure that every customer has a top-notch experience with us from the get-go.
Prior to joining the team, Riley worked five and a half years at the nation’s leading commercial real estate research and marketing firm. There he developed his skill sets in marketing strategies, customer service, and market research. He was instrumental in delivering an outstanding client experience. In this research and marketing analyst role, he coordinated closely with the sales team to strengthen customer relationships and build new business.
Riley has a B.S. in Geography and Environmental Planning from Towson University and is a strong supporter of renewable energy and sustainable development. Having spent time living in Spain and Argentina, Riley is also fluent in Spanish. In his free time, Riley enjoys the outdoors, traveling, community organizing, playing and seeing music, and on occasion can be found swing dancing around Baltimore.
Mark is Lumina’s Marketing coordinator. He’s always been interested in Solar and is very excited to learn the ins and outs of the industry from a founding team that’s been doing it for 45+ years.
After graduating with a business degree from Indiana University, Mark will be managing marketing efforts and working with the team to develop new lead sources. He’ll get creative and experiment with ways to help more people go solar.
He has marketing experience in the sports and home improvement industries and is excited to take this experience to the Solar Industry.
Venture For America, a nonprofit fellowship with a mission to place recent college grads in up-and-coming cities, brought Mark back home to Baltimore. He loves playing basketball, traveling, and anything outdoors.
Jarid is one of Lumina's Marketing Coordinators. He is one of the first points of contact for new customers and getting them connected to our consultants. He has quite a bit of experience in the solar industry, as he was previously a project manager.
Before working at Lumina he was a Project Manager and Roofing Coordinator for Haleakala Solar in Hawaii that allowed me to immerse myself in the solar industry. Since joining Lumina he has explored the sales side of the solar business.
Jarid holds a BA in Communicology from the University of Hawaii. He is a Crossfit junkie and enjoys playing with his young children chasing them around the house. He is a die-hard Ravens fan and occasionally looks for a pickup game of basketball.
Mark is an experienced Marketing Coordinator and brings almost a year of Solar experience. As Lumina's Marketing Coordinator he qualifies sites and coordinates consultant resources and is a customer’s first point of contact with Lumina.
Prior to this role, Mark gained valuable experience working for a regional solar installation company where he learned about how solar works and different product offerings.
Mark holds a BS in Economics from Virginia Tech, He enjoys working out and running in his free time.
Zac Hare is an experienced solar professional with a superior track record in residential and commercial sales. Prior to joining the Lumina team, he spent three years working for two midsized solar companies where he was recognized as a top solar consultant and Team Lead.
Prior to working in solar, Zac spent three years in the mortgage industry which allows him to make the financial aspect of going solar less confusing for the customer. Having worked directly with homeowners since entering the workforce, Zac creates a level of comfortability with his customers that makes for a stress-free and enjoyable solar experience. Hardworking and trustworthy by nature, Zac always goes the extra mile for clients and ensures that they’re provided with the best solar energy solution on the market.
Zac graduated from Washington and Jefferson College where he graduated with a BA in History and Sociology and was a member of the football team. In his free time, he enjoys frequenting Baltimore Orioles games, checking out new restaurants in the city, and hiking on the weekends with his wife, Kelsie, and his black lab, Poe.
Shane Williams is a Solar Consultant at Lumina, bringing 10 years of sales experience to the team. He started his career as a restaurant and bar manager and then transitioned into car sales. He also did commercial sales for a motor fuel company. Shane made the decision to switch to Lumina because he wanted to have a positive impact on the environment.
Shane is excited to help people learn about the different ways to go solar. He enjoys introducing people to a new way to save money and benefit the environment. He was particularly drawn to Lumina because of the forward-moving culture and the constantly evolving tasks. He is excited to be a part of a leading-edge company and with bright opportunities for growth.
Outside of work, Shane enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife have twins who just turned one and a three-year-old son. He also loves the outdoors and staying active through exercise.
Catie Meck is an enthusiastic and dedicated solar strategist at Lumina Solar. She is drawn to solar due to her positive nature and ideals, which pair well with Lumina’s mission to drive a simple and enjoyable experience for customers.
Prior to joining the Lumina Solar team in 2018, Catie gained a diverse skill set from working as an alternative school teacher and also as an insurance risk advisor. Having a deep understanding of what motivates people, she uses this knowledge to expertly match the solar product that is the best fit for her customers. Her wide range of communication skills allows for Catie to facilitate a tailored and pleasurable experience for each of her customers.
A proud Blue Hen, Catie graduated from the University of Delaware with a BA in Human Development and Family Studies. She enjoys trying new recipes and traveling with her husband, Mike. In her free time, you can find Catie attending Monday night trivia, participating in Baltimore social sports leagues, and spoiling her two kittens, Porsche and Gus.
Alex Ticu is a passionate and enthusiastic solar professional with a strong background in residential and commercial solar sales. Prior to joining Lumina, Alex has spent three years working in the DC and Maryland solar market developing relationships with individual homeowners, developers, and non-profits interested in sustainability.
Alex is a firm believer in setting and obtaining ambitious goals while pursuing areas he believes strongly in. Sustainability, renewables, and solar are part of a higher calling and broader pursuit that drives him. Alex genuinely loves working with homeowners to help them see for themselves what keeps him going every day. His generous, honest, and transparent approach is what built his exceptional reputation in the solar industry.
Alex holds a BS in Social Sciences from Michigan State University with a focus on economics and environmental policy. He enjoys spending his time biking, boxing, and playing with his four-legged best friend, Dolly.
Alexander is a Solar Consultant at Lumina, bringing 6 years of experience in the energy industry to the team. He has extensive knowledge on how solar works and all things related to energy. He started out working in Bulk Power in New York for NYSIO. He began his career in sales for a national solar company and worked there for three years.
Alexander loves making positive change in people’s lives. He genuinely believes in what he does and the vision of Lumina Solar. He takes pride in his installed projects, having installs in Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.
Alexander has a Masters in Energy Systems Engineering at Lehigh University. When he’s not helping people go solar, Alexander has Ravens days and Jeep project days. He loves customizing his car and wiring and building sound systems.
Luisa is a Brazilian passionate about solar, with experience in residential and commercial solar projects. As a solar consultant at Lumina, she dedicates herself to find the best solution for her customers, always with transparency and honesty.
Prior to joining Lumina, Luisa worked in the solar energy industry for 3 years in Brazil, having the opportunity to work directly with commercial customers to deliver the projects successfully.
Luisa holds a civil engineer degree from PUC-RS, considered one of the best private universities in Brazil. She enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants with her husband, Renan. In her free time, she likes to FaceTime her family in Brazil and to enjoy outdoor activities with friends.
Tim Cooke is a solar consultant who brings a positive attitude, proactive communication, and an overall great customer experience to the table.
Prior to Lumina, Tim spent 16 years as the COO of a multi-state window film and graphics business. He worked hard to help grow that company to 45+ employees and enjoyed helping people save money, which led him to want to pursue that further by getting into the solar industry.
Tim holds a Six Sigma Global Institute certification and is a member of Vistage Executive Leadership. Tim is a “Go fast type of guy, and in his free time enjoys being outdoors, and visiting his large family in Texas.
Ryan is an experienced solar professional and brings a thorough knowledge of the entire solar process to Lumina. Ryan has been helping people go solar for years and has a deep understanding of any solar-related question you throw his way.
Prior to Lumina, Ryan gained experience in the industry working for a national solar company. Here, Ryan found his passion for helping people and the environment simultaneously. He feels a great sense of accomplishment when each one of his customers turn their solar systems on and loves hearing how well their systems are producing.
Ryan attended Howard Community College and took coursework in graphic design at Miami-Dade College. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family as well as fishing and ice hockey.
Peter DiGuardia, Director of PA Sales, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Lumina Team. Since 2015, Peter has led several teams for both National and Regional companies toward converting thousands of customers in DC, New York, Maryland, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania to solar. More importantly than his expert knowledge in this field, is his ability to connect and commit to the people he serves and the environment he is proud to take part in restoring.
His mission is to inspire and empower those he works with and for. His reason for choosing to represent this industry is to educate the consumer toward making environmentally responsible and financially intelligent decisions around such an important movement.
He believes in the relationships he creates and in providing the best experience possible. Peter lives in Hershey, PA with his 2 boys who are proud to announce when asked what type of work their daddy does; that he is helping to save the environment.
Philip is a passionate solar professional with over 5 years’ experience in the commercial and residential space, including volunteer work, management, and sales for both national and local companies. As Lumina's Solar Consultant in Eastern Pennsylvania, Philip works on the front lines to procure and generate business for Lumina in the region.
Prior this his current role, Philip spent time working in the finance department for a global advertising agency and then worked over 4 years for a private equity firm as a financial associate helping to manage a $6.2B trust portfolio of residential properties. Upon making a transition to the solar industry, he moved up the ranks in 8 months to become the District Manager of a national solar company for 3 years.
Philip holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration including a dual-major in Finance and International Business from Suffolk University in Boston, MA. He enjoys traveling, taking adventures in cities across the world, trying new cooking recipes, hiking, camping, and eating at new exotic restaurants with his girlfriend, Laura.
Matt is a detail-oriented member of the sales team who brings his consultative and educational approach to each of his meetings, ensuring that his clients receive custom solar solutions and are well-informed about their projects. As one of Lumina's consultants working in both Pennsylvania and Maryland, he has extensive knowledge of both markets in order to advise his clients on their best options for solar.
Prior to his current role, Matt worked for a national solar company as a lead generator and was a top performer. He was in the medical field before pursuing his interests in renewable energy and worked for an adaptive sports group in his home state of Vermont.
Matt graduated summa cum laude from St. Lawrence University with a major in molecular biology and a minor in chemistry. In his spare time, he likes to mountain bike, eat ice cream, and trail run with his mini-beagle, Foxtrot.
Joe is a motivated Solar Consultant for our PA office. He brings extensive customer service and project management experience to the team and understands the entire process of seeing a project through from start to finish.
Joe owned and operated a construction and roofing company prior to Lumina, so he is incredibly experienced with both the sales and operations side of the business. As a solar consultant, he goes the extra mile to ensure customers understand the operational aspects of the project as well. A true environmentalist, Joe is also the president of FFA and received an Award of Excellence in the Field of Horticulture.
Joe’s hobbies include growing food in his garden, going on hikes and adventures with his family, and teaching others how to cook. He also enjoys costume events so if you seen any Vikings walking around, they might be Joe!
As Lumina's Solar Consultant, Jack has comprehensive leadership responsibilities with a goal-oriented drive to continue to educate and inform.
Prior to this role, Jack worked for a local solar company where he continuously proved time in and out his understanding and knowledge of the solar industry. He took on a variety of roles and responsibilities at this company and gained extensive knowledge of the entire solar process. He developed into a solar expert and also gained experience as a sales executive where he trained new hires. His mission has always been the same: give his customers the best experience possible.
Jack attended a local university for business marketing before entering the sales management side of things with over 6 years of account management experience. In he's spare time he loves spending time with his wife, Christine, and dogs, Izzy and Ginger. A soon to be father of a baby boy he takes his free time to get as much golfing in as possible when not with the family.